Much cooler today with brisk north winds, sunny and warmer on Wednesday | SierraSun.com

Much cooler today with brisk north winds, sunny and warmer on Wednesday

Tom Cylke
Sun news service

The springtime weather roller coaster pattern this week will keep Tahoe area residents somewhat motion sick with changes.

Colder air dropping in behind last nights cold front will drop daytime temperatures into the lower to mid 40s today around the lake and in the upper 20s at the 8,000 foot resort level.

Skies are expected to trend from mostly cloudy early this morning to partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Brisk north to northwest winds 10 to 20 mph today will make it feel more like February especially after basking in the upper 60s and lower 70s this past weekend. Lows tonight are forecast to drop in the upper teens to lower 20s under clearing skies and diminishing winds.

Look for sunny skies on Wednesday as high pressure rebuilds back into the area. Highs on Wednesday are expected to reach the lower to mid 50s around the lake with light northeast winds.

Don’t expect the nice weather to last as computer forecast models are showing a large and cold low pressure system dropping into Northern California and the Great Basin this weekend. Stay tuned to see how this winter weather system may affect your weekend travel and activities.